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August Interviews

8/5 Lucy Burdette, The Key Lime Crime

8/12 Maggie Toussaint, All Done With It

8/19 Julie Mulhern, Killer Queen

8/26 Debra Goldstein, Three Treats Too Many


August Guest Bloggers


8/8 Leslie Wheeler

8/15 Jean Rabe


August Interviews

8/22 Kait Carson

8/29 WWK Authors--What We're Reading Now













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Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!


Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!


Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Look Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, was released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here from April 29th.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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Friday, August 9, 2013

LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My









LIONS AND ELEPHANTS AND SPRINGBOKS, Oh My

Starting August 13, I will be traveling to and then traveling in Tanzania, Africa.

The trip should take two weeks.  My wife and I have endured long flights to and from New Zealand.  We are as prepared as we can be for more time than anyone should have to spend in a coach seat in an airplane both going to Africa and again when we return to the United States.

We didn’t have to get shots but we were advised to take medication to avoid malaria. We will.

My wife and I, along with two friends who are great people to vacation with and eleven people we have not yet met, are going “on safari.” We won’t be shooting animals with anything deadlier than a camera.  We are promised lodges and “luxury tents” in national parks, but the tour cannot guarantee which animals we will see.  There is a “roll with the punches” clause in the information we have.  We will visit villages and schools as well as trying to find wildlife.

We have watched movies and read books to prepare, but I’m certain the reality will be, uh, really real and different. We will be in southeast Africa just a little south of the equator.  So the water will spiral down the drain in the opposite direction than it does here.  It did in New Zealand.  The seasons are the opposite of what they are here so it should be the cooler time of the year. 

I’ve learned that Arusha, Tanzania is a sister city to Kansas City, Missouri.  You may hear more about the trip when I return.

10 comments:

Paula Gail Benson said...

Warren, it sounds like a fabulous adventure! I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing about it!

E. B. Davis said...

Will you be staying at Treetops Hotel? It's probably a tourist trap, but it sounds like fun. My dad stayed there years ago. Evidently, it's like a tree house. Once in a while they have animal visitors, like the gorilla that got in while Dad stayed there. Kind of reminds me of an opening line, "A gorilla walks into a bar..."

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Sounds very exciting! Don't forget to write about it.

susan furlong bolliger said...

Safe travels and enjoy your adventure! Hope you'll come back with many stories to tell.

Shari Randall said...

Have a wonderful trip, Warren! Can't wait to hear more about your adventure.

Kara Cerise said...

What an adventure! I look forward to your photos and stories. Safe travels.

Alice Duncan said...

Your trip sounds fabulous! I've always wanted to go to Africa and go on a safari precisely like the one you're doing on. Please have fun for me :-)

Michele Drier said...

What fun! An acquaintance di one of the "safaris" a few yearrs ago, had a fabulous time and brought back tons of pictures. Have a great trip!

Warren Bull said...

Thanks for the good wishes. I will be staying in a tent but not a tree house.

Polly Iyer said...

Wow, sounds like an exciting trip. I had a friend who went on a luxury safari. The tents were floored with all the amenities. I guess that's as close to a Marriott as you could get. Looking forward to your pictures on return. Have a great time.